With seven business districts within the city, visitors to Los Altos and residents should have no problem finding a store for them. From the downtown area to the Los Altos, California malls and shopping centers, there are a variety of merchants, restaurants and business for everything you need and the things you want.
Downtown Los Altos
For a small-town atmosphere, head to Los Altos’ Downtown Community Plaza, a six block triangle that forms the heart of the city’s business district. Shopping in downtown Los Altos is a wonderful experience, as visitors can find historic buildings containing over 150 shops and boutiques. Featuring antiques, fashion, home accessories, art galleries, items for children and a myriad of gift ideas, downtown provides an ideal place to shop and enjoy your day, with tree-lined streets, coffee houses, restaurants and beauty and health centers to enhance your experience. Downtown also features multiple places for offices, including real estate and financial institution offices. The area is well known for its events as well, such as the popular Los Altos Farmer’s Market. Downtown is maintained by the Los Altos Village Association which has been promoting and enhancing the area since 1964.
The El Camino Real Corridor
The El Camino Real Corridor stretches 2.5 miles and provides a variety of services and goods. Home to many well-known restaurants, the main streets are popular for Bay Area residents looking for a good place to eat. The area is also the location of beautiful office complexes, containing national and locally-owned businesses.
Near the Foothill Expressway, this small shopping area features a number of stores. A favorite among locals, this quaint area is home to Los Altos Furniture Consignments and Alotta's Deli, as well as a supermarket and a uniform store for both children and adults.
Village Court Shopping Center
Shoppers will also find many Los Altos, CA stores in Village Court, a Spanish inspired shopping complex around a relaxing courtyard. Located on the corner of San Antonio Road and El Camino Real, this complex consists of a unique selection of shops and a wide range of restaurants.
Off of Foothill Expressway at Fremont and Miramonte Avenues, this shopping center offers a multitude of shops, businesses and restaurants. Many of the businesses at Loyola Corners cater to families and children with plenty of parking available to those who wish to come. Whether you’re looking to enjoy a nice meal, work out or attend a bicycle workshop, this area’s shops, restaurants and services have what you need. For financial help, auto repairs, dance instruction, therapy, art or dental treaments, come to this business district.
Foothill Crossing Shopping Center
Located on Homestead Road near Foothill Expressway and I-280, this shopping center features a beauty salon and spa, small businesses, restaurants, shops, childcare services and more. With shops that suit a variety of your needs, this is a great place for getting groceries or gas.
Rancho Shopping Center
A staple of the Los Altos community, Rancho Shopping Center offers many options for shopping and entertainment that the entire family can enjoy. Boasting beauty shops, a play center and clothing boutiques, among other businesses, this community gathering place can serve many of your needs while still providing the atmosphere characteristic of a small town.